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NEW NAQC Resources on Medicaid, eReferral ENDS, and Calculating Quit Rates!

Monday, October 19, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
NEW NAQC Resources on Medicaid, eReferral ENDS, and Calculating Quit Rates!
In the last few weeks, NAQC has released a number of important resources, as shown below. We hope that you find them to be useful!  Please note, the implementation date for the new MDS questions and the quit rate calcuations are January 1, 2016!
  • Guide for Implementing eReferral Using Certified EHRs
    This guide is a resource for quitlines and other cessation services that would like to establish referral systems with healthcare electronic health record  (EHR) systems. It provides recommended standards for implementing eReferral in a straightforward and efficient way.
  • New MDS Questions on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).
    NAQC asks quitlines to  incorporate the STANDARD MDS Intake and Follow-up questions on ENDS, as well as any OPTIONAL questions the quitline may choose, beginning January 1, 2016. This will ensure that quitline evaluations begun after January 2016 will include questions necessary for calculating the new NAQC quit rates
  • Online Medicaid Toolbox.
    The Toolbox provides building blocks for advancing your work with Medicaid! Each building block represents a specific type of activity or stage of action to advance quitlines’ activities with Medicaid and to  improve  the access of Medicaid members to cessation services.
  • Calculating Quit Rates, 2015 Update (Including Implementation Guide).
    The full paper is intended to be a stand-alone document to support efforts to produce a standard NAQC quit rate. While randomized controlled trials have established the efficacy of quitlines, quit rates can assess the effectiveness of quitlines in real-world settings, under certain conditions or with different populations. NAQC asks all quitlines to begin using the new standard calculations for evaluations that begin after January 1, 2016.

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